Reinhold Niebuhr (Niebuhr Reinhold)( American Protestant theologian)
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Biography Reinhold Niebuhr (Niebuhr Reinhold)
Born June 21, 1892 in Wright City (pc. Missouri) in the family of a Protestant pastor. Educated in Elmherstskom College (pc. Illinois), Idenskoy Theological Seminary (St. Louis, pc. Missouri) and Yale University. Being a pastor in the church of the Evangelical Synod of North America, he served in the Betelskoy Evangelical Church in Detroit (pc. Michigan) until 1928, when he became a professor of Christian ethics and philosophy of religion at New York's United Theological Seminary. From 1956 until his retirement in 1960 was Vice President of the Seminary
. The social consequences of industrialization and widespread production of conveyor shocked liberal theological orientation Niebuhr, . forcing him to seek a deeper, . more Biblical and more realistic understanding of the role of the Christian faith in modern life,
. Niebuhr joined representatives of the European dialectical theology, affirming the truth of the biblical foundation. Through the Bible, perceived as a human record of self-revelation of God, Niebuhr came to a critical, but a fruitful revision of his views on the nature and fate of human.
Because of selfish love for a man becomes a selfish interest in their own righteousness and makes a rash conclusion that can achieve righteousness by their own efforts. Thus he confuses their partial ability to go beyond its limits (transcend themselves) with the ability to prove their power over the world and yourself. God reveals himself in Jesus Christ to celebrate the sacrificial love that overcomes the human temptation to self-deification
. The main works include Niebuhr: Moral Man and Immoral Society (Moral Man and Immoral Society, . 1932), . Experience in the interpretation of Christian ethics (An Interpretation of Christian Ethics, . 1935), . Nature and fate of man (The Nature and Destiny of Man, . 2 v., . 1941-1943), . Irony of American History (The Irony of American History, . 1952), . The nature of man and his community (Man's Nature and His Communities, . 1965), . Faith and politics (Faith and Politics, . 1967),
. In 1941-1966 he was editor of the magazine Christianity and Crisis (Christianity and Crisis). Died in Stockbridge Niebuhr (Outstanding. Massachusetts), June 1, 1971.
The brother of Reinhold Niebuhr - Richard Niebuhr (1894-1962) - famous American Protestant theologian.